Walsworth understands that readers DO judge books by their covers, and it’s often the first impression created by a cover that determines whether a publication gets picked up at all.

That’s why Walsworth has developed many binding and cover treatment capabilities. We want the cover of your book, catalog or magazine to stand out. And we have developed quality processes to ensure that your publication’s binding stands up over time.

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Expert Consultation

Our cover and binding experts help our customers navigate the many binding style, cover substrate and component options. We want your publication to be eye-catching, durable and cost-effective. Our cover consultations are designed to:

  • Help Walsworth understand your vision and expectations.
  • Help you understand cover material options and cover treatment options that fit your budget and vision.
  • Help you discover cover options that you may not have known were possible or available.

Binding Options

We want your publication to be eye-catching, durable and cost-effective. Our cover consultations are designed to:

  • Hard Cover
  • Soft Cover
  • Smyth Sewn
  • Perfect Bound
  • Saddle Stitch
  • Mechanical Binding
  • Demographic Binding
  • Plastic Coil
  • GBC
  • Double Wire-O
  • Concealed Wire-O
  • Foldouts, Gatefolds, Tabs, Tipping and Inserts
  • Otabind (Layflat)
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Cover Treatment Options

Working with a range of decorative applications, our creative and technical teams are ready to help you construct an award-winning cover with finishing options that include:

  • Embossing/Debossing
  • Hot Foil Stamping
  • Graining
  • Silk Screening
  • Laser Cutting
  • Three Piece Cases
  • Dust Jackets
  • Guilding
  • Multi-piece Assembly
  • Ribboning
  • Shape Cutting
  • Stamping
  • Die Cutting


We also offer these cover coating options:

  • Spot and Flood UV
  • Varnish
  • Ribboning
  • Aqueous
  • Lamination

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